Jun 082017

Mardela High School (paving)Crews from Ruston Paving’s Manassas division recently completed work on Mardela High School’s track in Mardela Springs, Maryland. The general contractor on the project was R.A.D. Sports, out of Rockland, MA.  Ruston Paving was recommended to R.A.D. Sports by Beynon Sports, another company that specializes in running track construction and whom we’ve completed several tracks for in the past.

The project consisted of fine grading and paving an 8 lane (30’ wide) track.  Over the past few years, our paving crews in Virginia have developed very good quality control practices and is highly regarded by track surfacing and turf field companies.  A big thanks to our employees willingness to stay out of town on projects located a few hours from our Manassas office.

Ruston Paving was contracted by Dawn Homes, the owners of Village Green Apartments, to mill off 4″ of the existing pavement and install a new surface course of asphalt at one of the complex’s parking lots. However, once the existing material was removed, it was apparent that the subbase was too soft, which was the cause of the pavement’s failure. Dawn Homes was already familiar with the benefits of full depth reclamation, having used the process on one of its other properties. So when FDR was proposed, they agreed to that viable option. Now that the subbase has been stabilized and the new asphalt layer installed, the parking lot will provide years of value to Dawn Homes and the residents at Village Green.

Paving Village GreenVillage Green (finished)

Sparrows Point High SchoolRuston Paving and Field Turf have worked together on several projects over the past couple years. So when Field Turf ran into an extremely wet site while working on the athletic field reconstruction at Sparrows Point High School, they immediately contacted us and asked if we could dry it out with our soil stabilization process.

The school is located about 2 hours from our Manassas office in Baltimore County.  We were willing to travel a farther distance than normal because of the relationship we have built with Field Turf.

In 2011, flooding from Tropical Storm Lee caused significant damage to the Owego-Apalachin School District. Consequently, FEMA announced the approval of $23 million in funding to relocate its schools to a less flood-prone area and construct the administrative, maintenance, and storage buildings that were badly damaged. One of the final steps was to reconstruct the roadway through the school’s campus, which was originally budgeted to cost $800,000. By utilizing the Full Depth Reclamation (FDR) process, Ruston Paving’s Syracuse division was awarded the job and saved the district $300,000.

We were able to coordinate and present an on-site FDR seminar with the reclamation work, which was attended by school officials, local companies and municipalities. WICZ, the local FOX affiliate, even came out to do a TV news story about the project.

Owego Schools FDR Seminar

Owego Schools FDR

Kennametal (FDR)Ruston Paving was contacted by Kennemetal to reconstruct its aging parking lot. Over the years, the pavement structure had failed and there were serious drainage issues that needed to be addressed. After listening to the engineering manager on site, we suggested the full depth reclamation process. This process would provide a strong subbase and allow us to reshape the parking, thereby eliminating the drainage problems. The entire lot was then paved with two lifts of hot mix asphalt.

While on site, all of our employees noticed Kennametal’s safety banner touting 100 Reasons To Be 100% Safe. It’s nice to work with a company that shares Ruston Paving’s commitment to working safely!

Fort Lee Baptist ChurchRuston Paving was contacted directly by the Fort Lee Baptist Church, near the Richmond Airport, to reconstruct its parking lot.  A church representative gave us numerous compliments on the crews’ professionalism, work ethic, and safety measures.  He made a point to say that both our foremen took the time to answer his questions in the field and treated him with respect and courtesy, even when they were in the middle of something.  This type of courtesy goes a long way, and it did not go unnoticed.  Hats off to the crews – you are what sets us apart from our competition!

Willow Lawn (demo and grading)One of our grading crews is pictured removing some old landscape islands and preparing the new parking lot that we’re scheduled to pave. The Shoppes at Willow Lawn is always busy and is currently undergoing a complete exterior renovation and expansion. Part of the project involved adjusting the drive lanes to improve traffic flow.

Ruston Paving was contracted by L.F. Jennings, with whom we have a long-standing relationship throughout Northern and Central Virginia. Our North Carolina divisions have also worked with the owners, Federal Realty Investment Trust, on past projects. Everyone on this project has been impressed with our crews, quality of work, and attention to detail.

Dec 092015

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A large consumer goods manufacturer in the Richmond area had plans to remove and replace some failing areas of a large parking lot. During conversations with the project’s general contractor about the scope of work, we suggested a full depth reclamation (FDR) option that would save the company both time and money while still maintaining their tight schedule.

While they were initially unfamiliar with FDR, our experience with and explanation of the process gave them the piece of mind to move forward with the value engineering option. As usual, our Ruston Paving crews did not disappoint as the project turned out beautifully and lived up to all expectations. Ruston Paving certainly looks forward to working with them on future improvements throughout their campus.

United Rentals - Aerial YardThe aerial yard at United Rentals’ Herndon facility needed to be reconstructed and repaved. Because this lot acts as a main hub for all their Northern Virginia aerial lift equipment, hitting the project deadline was paramount. A portion of the lot was reconstructed in-place by using our full depth reclamation process while the rest of the area received a shim and overlay. Our Ruston Paving crews performed all the work in 5 working days to minimize disruption and get them back open for business.

Special thanks to United Rentals’ facility manager, who was able to take this picture from one of their man-lifts. Everyone at United Rentals was impressed with our crews and very pleased with the finished product. Great team effort all around to get the job done!

Glenwood Square (pulverization)Ruston Paving crews from our Durham division have been busy working on a 5 phase project at Glenwood Square Shopping Center. Due to the shopping center’s high traffic volume, we were unable to work or have any lots closed down on the weekend. The anchor store, Fresh Market, also sees a 35% increase in sales after Halloween, so we will not be able to work on this project after October 30th. Suffice it to say, this is a high pressure job that requires a coordinated effort from all involved.

We have used a combination of asphalt milling and paving in the interior roads and full depth reclamation in the parking lots to renovate the center. Unfortunately, fallout from Hurricane Joaquin dampened our ability to finish everything this season but we’ll be back in the spring to finish the final phase.

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